Book 2016

State of the World

Can a City Be Sustainable?

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ISBN: 978-1-61091-569-4 (Print) 978-1-61091-756-8 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii

  2. Cities as Human Constructs

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      Imagining a Sustainable City

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      Pages 11-25

      Cities in the Arc of Human History: A Materials Perspective

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      Pages 27-44

      The City: A System of Systems

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      Pages 45-64

      Toward a Vision of Sustainable Cities

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      Pages 65-73

      The Energy Wildcard: Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization

  3. The Urban Climate Challenge

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      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-89

      Cities and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Scope of the Challenge

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      Pages 91-108

      Urbanism and Global Sprawl

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      Pages 109-114

      CITY VIEW: Shanghai, China

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      Pages 115-133

      Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Buildings

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      Pages 135-140

      CITY VIEW: Freiburg, Germany

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      Pages 141-154

      Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Crisis of Opportunity

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      Pages 155-160

      CITY VIEW: Melbourne, Australia

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      Pages 161-170

      Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy in Cities Possible?

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      Pages 171-176

      CITY VIEW: Vancouver, Canada

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      Pages 177-194

      Supporting Sustainable Transportation

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      Pages 195-210

      Urban Transport and Climate Change

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      Pages 211-216

      CITY VIEW: Singapore

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      Pages 217-229

      Source Reduction and Recycling of Waste

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      Pages 231-238

      CITY VIEW: Ahmedabad and Pune, India

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      Pages 239-255

      Solid Waste and Climate Change

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